Date of entry

September 2024

You can go on to work in a regular dental practice and provide expert opinion when requested by coroners or procurator fiscals, police, and solicitors.

Some forensic dentists work in cases involving dental insurance fraud and litigation cases.

Many countries have established a Disaster Victim Identification team and forensic dentists are an important part of it. You can also be deployed as a team member of a privately held company.

“Since graduation, I have been working as a Forensic Odontologist for Kenyon International Emergency Services, (A world leader in Disaster Management and Disaster Victim Identification) assisting with human identification and repatriation of the deceased around the world. I'm also the UK coordinator and the only forensic odontologist at the Worldwide Association of Women Forensic Experts (WAWFE), Italy. I am also working in research, publishing articles, teaching in a few universities worldwide (UK, US, Canada, Italy and India) and have been invited as a speaker/ mentor for several international conferences and organizations. There is no doubt that graduating from the University of Dundee is a major career milestone and it has made my dream of becoming a forensic dentist come true.”

Dr. Jayapriya Jayakumar, MSc Forensic Dentistry graduate 2019, from India

“After my postgraduate studies I joined as a consultant forensic odontologist in Truth Labs and have now joined as a senior consultant dental surgeon and clinic head in Clove Dental Clinics. I see patients and manage an entire branch with consultants. I continue to pursue my work in forensics by bringing awareness in forensic fraternity in India on forensic odontology.”

Zama Moosvi, MSc Forensic Dentistry graduate 2019, from India

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